Labour - Unions

11/10/17
Author: 
Sean Sweeney

Unions Threaten to Strike for a “Just Energy Transition,” SAFTU and NUMSA call for socially owned renewables sector and reform of power utility Eskom.

03/10/17

For Immediate Release - October 3, 2017

Numerous groups send strong message of support for Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

SMITHERS, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Today a broad range of groups including northerners, Indigenous organizations, local governments, labour unions and environmental groups, are sending a strong message of support for Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.

03/10/17
Author: 
George Monbiot

Hope lies with a great, neglected sector of the economy, through which we can create a system that is neither capitalist nor state communist.

 

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 27th September 2017

 

Are you a statist, or a free marketeer? Do you believe that intervention should be minimised, or that state ownership and regulation should be expanded? This is our central political debate. But it is based on a mistaken premise.

22/09/17
Author: 
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy

The annual congress of the UK Trades Union Congress (TUC) has passed a historic composite resolution on climate change that supports the energy sector being returned to public ownership and democratic control.

30/08/17
Author: 
Robyn Allan

August 28, 2017 - When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approval of the Trans Mountain project, he said the expansion “will create 15,000 new, middle-class jobs – the majority of them in the trades.” 

16/08/17
Author: 
Tom Sandborn

US firm Kiewit, a major player in BC construction ruled 'reckless' in worker's death, has piled up other safety violations.

Bent low over the shattering racket of the power drill he was driving into solid rock, without a radio and wearing ear protection that muffled the shouts of other workers, Sam Fitzpatrick may never have seen the boulder that killed him.

15/08/17
Author: 
Union Staff

In a series of landmark statements following the May 2017 election of the pro-reform President Moon Jae-in, Korean energy, transport and public service workers have called for “a just energy transition” allowing the sector to “function as a public asset under public control.” Unions support the new government’s decision to close the country’s aging coal-fired and nuclear power stations, and its planned reconsideration of two new nuclear facilities – Kori 5 and Kori 6.

10/07/17
Author: 
Luke Elliott-Negri
Andrew Weaver campaign bus

The Canadian Green Party's fight against pro-union legislation shows the dangers of an environmentalism that's not rooted in the working class.

 

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